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'Yogi Bear' Actor Julie Bennett Dead From Coronavirus Complications

Bennett died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to talent agent and friend Mark Scroggs.

2020-04-02T19:54:00Z

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Actor and voice artist Julie Bennett who provided the voice of love interest Cindy Bear on Yogi Bear cartoons for nearly three decades, has died. 

Bennett died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to talent agent and friend Mark Scroggs.

After appearing onscreen in such series as The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Adventures of Superman, Leave It to Beaver, Dragnet and Highway Patrol, Bennett found her niche as a voiceover artist.

Her animation career began with "Fractured Fairy Tales" in 1960 on The Bullwinkle Show, and she voiced Cindy Bear for the first time a year later on The Yogi Bear Show, which featured Daws Butler doing his best Art Carney impersonation as Jellystone Park's most famous resident.

Bennett gave the parasol-loving Cindy a Southern accent and played the character through 1988 on The New Yogi Bear Show.

May her soul rest in peace.

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